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Technology Engagement Librarian, Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield's Public Library (Pittsfield)

We began a phased, safe reopening in June. Now we’re ready to onboard a Technology Engagement Librarian to work their magic. We offer a satisfying full-time position, an opportunity to stretch in a collegial workplace, and a four-day week. We seek someone who’s a bit of a night owl and can provide a steady presence for our late afternoon and evening hours. If you have solid customer service skills, a knack for optimizing technology, and adore the idea of having a long weekend every week, we might be the place for you.

The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, has an opening for a Librarian to manage our Technology Lending Program, grow our social media presence, and advance related initiatives. This individual will work a compressed Monday – Thursday schedule, 12 noon – 9:45, serving as senior staff member during evening shifts. The Technology Engagement Librarian will work as part of the Reference Team, reporting to the Reference Services Supervisor. Decision-making and problem solving, including interpretation of library policy and the exercise of independent judgment are necessary. In-depth knowledge and ability in advanced library procedures, including research and the teaching of research skills are required. The Athenaeum is an urban library located in western Massachusetts, the heart of the Berkshires. We are close to major East Coast cities (3 ½ hours travel time to New York City, less to Boston) and also host a dizzying array of cultural offerings, gorgeous natural beauty, and options for affordable living.

This is a full-time position working thirty-five hours per week.

Qualifications

·         MLS (*Or a combination of specialized skills and knowledge -- including community knowledge -- and a commitment to acquiring the MLS)
·         Skill in collecting, organizing and analyzing numerical data.
·         Knowledge of current technological trends 
·         Knowledge of reference services and sources
·         Solid understanding of integrated library systems, computing, mobile technology and basic hardware and software for initial troubleshooting.  
·         Ability to discern patrons’ needs and to communicate clearly when answering questions and providing information.
·         Skill in personal time management.
·         Skill in written communication.
·         Ability to organize and present information to a group.
·         Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with general public in an urban library setting with a commitment to cultural competency.
·         Facility with social media.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary

$20.46 - $26.82 / hour in ten steps

Closing Date

10/10/2020

How to Apply

Apply online today!
https://cityofpittsfield.hyrell.com/ui/views/applicant/virtualsteppositiondetails.aspx?templateid=287628&tzi=plopplop

Posted

2020-09-22 |  Quick link to this job